5 Most Common Mistakes Unsuccessful People Make

Mistake Number 1: You Play Small

Unsuccessful people avoid setting goals. As the Cheshire Cat said to Alice “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.” Successful people know where they are going because they spend the time to reflect on the mistakes they’ve made in the past and create 3 to 5 goals per year that they are out to achieve.

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Jen Coken is an author, life coach, and comedian who wants to live in a world where you’re free to be yourself and achieve your soul’s purpose—a vision that has driven her work as a Coach, Speaker, Author, Comedian for more than 20 years.

Drawing on three decades of experience as a non-profit leader and grassroots organizer, Jen helps CEOs and entrepreneurs overcome their self-made limitations and do their heart’s work.

But Jen’s impact doesn’t end there: She spent six years on the Denver stand-up comedy circuit and brings a sense of humor to every topic she addresses, including the experience of coping with her mother's diagnosis and death from ovarian cancer.

Jen’s book, "When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts" chronicles that experience and shares Jen’s core message that everything that comes our way is meant to teach us about ourselves.

When she’s not crafting bestselling books or speaking to audiences around the country, you can find Jen eating Nutella by the spoonful in the nearest grocery aisle. www.jencoken.com

You and Money, A Visualized Future

Intro:

I remember hearing a motivational speaker talk at a college leadership conference back in the day. He was talking about the power of visualization and had us do a silly exercise where we kept our feet in place and twisted as far around as possible from our torso, marking the farthest spot with our eyes. Then he really tried to pump us up, telling us about how flexible the human spine is, etc. After that, we tried again, and almost everyone twisted much further than before… wow!.. Mind blown.

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Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

Learn more at www.flannelguyroi.com

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Stressed woman holds her head while upsetting words all around
03/11/2020
Mistake Number 1: You Play Small Unsuccessful people avoid setting goals. As the Cheshire Cat said to Alice “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.” Successful people know where... read more
crystal ball with refracted image of hillside
12/20/2015
Intro: I remember hearing a motivational speaker talk at a college leadership conference back in the day. He was talking about the power of visualization and had us do a silly exercise where we... read more
Stressed woman holds her head while upsetting words all around
03/11/2020
Mistake Number 1: You Play Small Unsuccessful people avoid setting goals. As the Cheshire Cat said to Alice “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.” Successful people know where... read more
crystal ball with refracted image of hillside
12/20/2015
Intro: I remember hearing a motivational speaker talk at a college leadership conference back in the day. He was talking about the power of visualization and had us do a silly exercise where we... read more